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Front Line Golf, Luxury Apartment, Full Air Con, Extra Large Balcony

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, Costa Calida, Spain - Extra Large Balcony, 20 Mins To Mar Menor Beaches

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The apartment is 1st floor with an extra large L-shaped balcony which more than doubles the living area. Spectacular views over the lake and golf course. The resort is very spacious, quiet, beautifully maintained and and has a traditional Spanish style. It is just 20 minutes from the Mar Menor which has miles of clean, safe beaches and traditional 'low-rise' resorts. Hacienda Riquelme centre is in the beautiful historic manor house and has an excellent restaurant, bars, pizzaria, big Spar supermarket, and golf pro-shop. The small town of Sucina is just a 5 minute drive away and has lots more bars, restaurants and shops. There are 20 superb swimming pools throughout the resort, the nearest is just two minute's walk away. Sports facilities include tennis courts, outdoor gym, short tennis, boule pistes (steel boule in apartment for you to use), driving range and practice greens (2 sets of clubs in apartment for you to use). Security is excellent, with controlled access and 24/7 patrols. There are many other golf courses nearby and you are welcome to borrow our two sets of clubs.

Prices include: electricity, gas, water, TV, Wi-Fi

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Paul Gebbett
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Paul Gebbett

Marilyn and I are are both recently retired, Marilyn from a lifetime of teaching, and me from a long career as a car designer and a shorter career as a Design and Technology teacher.

Marilyn still keeps very busy directing plays and musicals, learning Spanish, keeping fit and working for charities. I will now have more time for playing golf, riding my bike, windsurfing, skiing, painting and of course, coming out to Hacienda Riquelme.

Paul Gebbett purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Paul Gebbett chose Murcia - Costa Calida

We chose our apartment on Hacienda Riquelme for the spectacular view, and we never tire of sitting on the balcony and watching the golf in the day and the sun setting across the lake in the evening. We love Hacienda Riquelme and think that it is a very special place; spacious, peaceful and beautiful.

We also love the Mar Menor beaches, the fact that this part of Spain is largely unspoilt and that there is so much to do in the region.

What makes this apartment unique

EXTRA SIZE --- All the apartments are virtually the same size, but the balconies are different. Our balcony is one of the few L-shaped dual aspect balconies and it doubles the living area (it is 4x the size of the smallest balconies). It makes the apartment very relaxing and spacious. VIEWS --- Probably the best views on the resort along the length of the lake. EXTRAS we provide --- loungers, parasol, lilo's, etc for the pool. Beach chairs, parasol, buckets/spades, boule, etc for the beach. In the apartment there are extra shelves, cupboards, chest of drawers, UK plug extension leads, hairdryer. INFORMATION BOOK --- we have built up a ring binder full of ideas for things to do, our favourite restaurants, beaches, walks, and maps of how to get there - one of our guests described it as the 'bible' for their holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fab Fab Fab - that's what we think of your apartment at Riquelme. We had a great time with beautiful weather every day. The apartment was everything I hoped it would be - lovely position and very comfortably furnished and a totally relaxing atmosphere. We hope to visit again next year -- Janet, Aug12 PS, Eddy thought the golf clubs were great!



Can we take this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful time we have had. Everything has been just what we wanted. We will definitely be returning sooner rather than later and would like to have two weeks next year. -- Franks family, Aug12



We had a wonderful time, the apartment was very clean and tidy and we loved the decoration. We hope to return in the autumn ...We would have no reservations at all about recommending your lovely apartment. -- Kay, Jun09.



Fantastic holiday, beautiful apartment. It was great sitting on the balcony watching the golf and we thoroughly enjoyed playing the challenging course. -- Andy and Wendy, Sep09
Apr 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fab Fab Fab - that's what we think of your apartment at Riquelme. We had a great time with beautiful weather every day. The apartment was everything I hoped it would be - lovely position and very comfortably furnished and a totally relaxing atmosphere. We hope to visit again next year -- Janet, Aug12 PS, Eddy thought the golf clubs were great!



Can we take this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful time we have had. Everything has been just what we wanted. We will definitely be returning sooner rather than later and would like to have two weeks next year. -- Franks family, Aug12



We had a wonderful time, the apartment was very clean and tidy and we loved the decoration. We hope to return in the autumn ...We would have no reservations at all about recommending your lovely apartment. -- Kay, Jun09.



Fantastic holiday, beautiful apartment. It was great sitting on the balcony watching the golf and we thoroughly enjoyed playing the challenging course. -- Andy and Wendy, Sep09
Apr 2008
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19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

3

Great position - but a mixed bag

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for 12 days. Its on a great quiet secure resort, in a fantastic position and has been loved by its owners. The detail in the welcome pack explaining things to do/restaurants etc close by showed their efforts for those staying. Sadly however the apartment is tired and needs investment. It was unfortunate that the lift in the building was not working throughout our stay - although the key holder told us on arrival it would be out for only a couple of days. One rattan chair on the balcony was broken, and 50% of the crockery and glassware was chipped. One glass was left in the cupboard broken. The pedal bin in the kitchen was rusting and the lid decomposing. We bought a new waste bin and set of wine glasses for our use and left them for future visitors. Only one programme on the dishwasher worked on arrival and sadly on day 8 it broke down completely. We alerted the key holder by email and text as requested - but we didn't even have the courtesy of a reply, let alone any suggestion it might be fixed. We washed up by hand for the rest of our holiday. So in summary a great position, lovely spacious balcony but certainly not the 'luxury apartment' as listed. However it wouldn't need huge investment to return it to a good standard, some replacement bedding, some TLC and replacement of broken and damaged items.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you liked the resort, the apartment location and the Information Book. We rely on our guests to inform us of any damage or breakages and we obviously need to make it clearer that this is important to us and make it easier for guests to contact us so that we can ensure the apartment is always as it should be. The lift is very rarely out of service, sorry that it happened during your stay. The dishwasher has been repaired and all other damaged items replaced.
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4

lovely bright apartment. Has everything you need. With great views of the golf course

  • 4 of 5

We were there for 26 days, from March the fifth until 31st March. Bed was comfortable .There was a TV with British channels so we could watch our soaps!😊� The apartment had a ladies and gents golf sets, save you bringing your own!

The ladies set had no driver so I had to rent one, but had to rent a set for 25 euros which I didn't do. The golf is expensive enough! There are lots of courses not far away, a nice 9 hole one 5 minutes drive (Sierra golf where I got a driver for 7 euros!) The town of Sucina was 5 minute drive away with a big supermarket and nice cafes and restaurants, Hacienda Riquelme has its own Spar supermarket which was fine, had everything. The restaurant had good food also. All in all, we would recommend this apartment to anyone, golfers or not

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for recommending our apartment 'to anyone, golfers or not'. We are sorry that the driver was missing from our ladies golf set. We rely on our guests letting us know of breakages, and we will try in the future to make it easier for guests to do this. We replace or repair anything reported to us as soon as we can and do our very best to make sure that everything is as it should be for a great holiday.
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5

Comfortable apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home as soon as we opened the door. The apartment is well-equipped and furnished, with many personal touches.

The complex is maintained to a high standard, the restaurant has a wide-ranging menu and the shop is handy for convenience purchases

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Another enjoyable stay at the apartment. This is our 4th visit since 2012. High standards still fab.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment overlooking the course. Made good use of the two sets of clubs available in the apartment. Really nice bar and restaurant on site and definitely worth a visit. Great food ,service and value. Looking forward to our next visit later in year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay again and we look forward to your second booking later this year!
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5

Fab Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday at Hacienda Riquelme with our young family. Everything we needed was there, pool round the corner, tennis courts and park over the golf course! Apartment was spot on with comfy beds and all the amenities we needed. Have already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment. Thank you for your booking for next year.
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5

Beautiful apartment in a fantastic position

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 2 weeks. Paul and Marilyn have worked hard to provide everything that you could possibly need in the apartment. The balcony is a real bonus with its beautiful views in a peaceful yet convenient location. The fabulous pools and the lovely restaurants were an added bonus in an immaculate resort. We loved every minute. Thank you Paul and Marilyn!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you and the children enjoyed your holiday so much and we look forward to you booking with us again.
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Location

From the Owner

We chose our apartment on Hacienda Riquelme for the spectacular view, and we never tire of sitting on the balcony and watching the golf in the day and the sun setting across the lake in the evening. We love Hacienda Riquelme and think that it is a very special place; spacious, peaceful and beautiful. We also love the Mar Menor beaches, the fact that this part of Spain is largely unspoilt and that there is so much to do in the region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Murcia San Javier at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Resort Centre, El Cason at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort Nearest Motorway : RM-1 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Resort Centre, El Cason at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Los Narejos, Mar Menor at 25 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Murcia has three different coasts - the Mar Menor (20 min) has warm quiet water, miles of safe sandy beaches, great water sports facilities, lovely palm lined promenades, bike hire, lots of beach bars, tapas bars, nature parks, several different resorts, Los Narejos, Los Alcazares, La Ribera, Lo Pagan - to the north are classic, golden sand Mediterranean beaches (30 min) - and to the south the coastline is rugged and mountainous with coves and beaches between the headlands (30-40 min)

Travel:

Cheapest flights can be booked with our flexible changeover days (eg Tuesday - Tuesday). Murcia airport is just 17 min away with direct flights from RyanAir, EasyJet, Monarch, etc. Hire cars can be picked up at the airport. Alicante airport 55 min away by easy roads and has more flights, so can be even cheaper. Detailed map will be sent to you giving clear instructions of how to get to the resort.

Distances:

Sucina, 5 min drive, is the nearest small town with bars, lots of restaurants, cafes, and several handy shops. Murcia City (30min drive) has a fine cathedral, excellent shops and a wonderful Casino with rooms in the styles of European palaces. Cartagena (30 min drive) is an ancient Roman town with a wealth of history, a busy and attractive port and an interesting labyrinth of characterful backstreets. At the top of the Mar Menor (20 min drive) are the popular mud baths at Lo Pagan where you can experience this health spa treatment for free.

Further Details:

Eating out - Hacienda Riquelme resort has an excellent, reasonably priced restaurant in the historic and elegant mansion house. There are a good variety of restaurants in nearby Sucina and many, many more in the towns along the shore of the Mar Menor. For a special occasion there is the truly excellent (but still reasonably priced) and unique 110 year old 'La Encarnacion' restaurant on the sea front in Los Alcazares. And why not eat right on the beach at a superb fish restaurants in La Ribera, an unforgettable experience. Peraleja Golf (next door to Hacienda Riquelme) has a 'Stables Bar' which serves excellent tapas and also has a fine modern restaurant with a panoramic view. The book in the apartment has details of all our favourites including a choca-holics dream cafe in Cartegena, best value all-day breakfast by the beach, chill-out bar watching the kite-surfers, best Tapas bars, excellent Indian restaurants and as many authentic Spanish restaurants as we can find... we visit as often as we can to continue the research for you!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£225
for 7 nights
£225
 
 
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£255
for 7 nights
£255
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£225
for 7 nights
£225
 
 
Winter 17-18
15 Oct 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
152 night minimum stay
£1,990
 
 
Standard
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£220
for 7 nights
£220
£495
 
 
Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£235
for 7 nights
£235
 
 
High Season
16 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£265
for 7 nights
£265
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£235
for 7 nights
£235
 
 
Winter 18-19
29 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£220
for 7 nights
£220
£495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£210
for 7 nights
£210
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking, with the balance being payable 2 months before your holiday arrival day. A £100 security deposit is also required with the balance. This will be returned within two weeks of your departure subject to a satisfactory check-out. Payments can be made by cheque or BACS. Cleaning/laundry is paid locally and is 55 euros.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days to help you get the best value flights which are often mid-week. Check-in time from 4pm, check-out time 10am.



Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment per week or per night in UK pounds. Minimum stay 3 nights. Cleaning is charged separately and is 55 Euros, paid locally. Discounts are available for longer stays - please contact us for a quote.

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Facilities

From the Owner

EXTRA SIZE --- All the apartments are virtually the same size, but the balconies are different. Our balcony is one of the few L-shaped dual aspect balconies and it doubles the living area (it is 4x the size of the smallest balconies). It makes the apartment very relaxing and spacious. VIEWS --- Probably the best views on the resort along the length of the lake. EXTRAS we provide --- loungers, parasol, lilo's, etc for the pool. Beach chairs, parasol, buckets/spades, boule, etc for the beach. In the apartment there are extra shelves, cupboards, chest of drawers, UK plug extension leads, hairdryer. INFORMATION BOOK --- we have built up a ring binder full of ideas for things to do, our favourite restaurants, beaches, walks, and maps of how to get there - one of our guests described it as the 'bible' for their holiday.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 88 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, glass shower screen, handy extra shelf by basin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, WC, bidet, heated towel rail and radiator, extra shelf for all your make-up etc next to basin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, + 2 single inflatable mattresses with integral electric pump
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, double doors to balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Air-conditioning in both. Bedroom 1 with 2 single beds (normally made as a double). Doors onto balcony. Fitted wardrobes/drawers. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with two single beds (can be double), wardrobe/drawers as 1. Lots of storage, extra cupboard.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Meet and Greet available - our key holder will meet you at the gatehouse and familiarise you with the apartment. (15euro charge for this service). Larger groups - may be possible by renting our apartment and the adjacent apartment , please enquire. Full air-conditioning, plus central heating for the winter evenings. Info book - how everything works in the apartment, lots of things to do in the area, our favourite beaches, restaurants, bars, walks, etc, maps of how to get there, golf info, emergency contacts - everything we can think of to help you have a great holiday! Outside: Stunning open views from the balcony over the golf course and lake. Dual aspect balcony faces south and west - dining area to catch the morning sun - lounge area to enjoy the sunset over the lake from the comfort of the rattan sofa and easy chairs - plus lots of room to enjoy the loungers provided. Underground car park for secure cool parking. Over 20 swimming pools on the resort with the nearest just two minute's walk away. Loungers and parasol provided to take with you. Tennis courts nearby and outdoor gym for simple exercises. The resort is finished to a very high standard in the traditional Spanish style with tree lined avenues, paths, lawns and colourful gardens. landscaping. Utility Room: Balcony type utility room next to kitchen. Wall mounted central heating boiler, wall storage unit, washing machine, plenty of space for drying towels after your swim. Also provided; buckets/spades to take to beach, parasol and loungers to take to pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, towels and all bed linen are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The apartment is cleaned and prepared just before your arrival. There is a charge of 55 Euros for cleaning and laundry (4 guests), to be paid locally. Other: Two sets of new golf clubs (large head drivers, 1 mens, 1 womens) which you are welcome to borrow. Our balcony has a comfortable sofa and chairs to relax in while watching the play on the 11th green. 4 loungers for balcony or take to pool, plus parasol.

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